Running World Cup Diary: England v USA – Nigeria v. Argentina; all day, all day – part 1

10:30 am And we’ve arrived at Mags’ place in beatific Greenpoint…Mags is here with Ms. BarmyArmy, Cool Tom (as distinguished from me), Robby, and more to come. I’m tardy because I stupidly decided to dribble a soccerball all the way from my apartment two blocks away. To say the least, I got it lodged under … Continue reading

Running World Cup Diary: England v USA; all day, all day

Join The Venuist and MagsBarmyArmy all day as the Voices brings you a running diary of all today’s action. Follow the action here, at the VENUIST blog. -T*V

World Cup 2010 Preview: Vol 2 – Mags' Barmy Army Reports

On the eve of the 2010 World Cup I sit on my hotel terrace, sipping a cold glass of exquisite South African Chardonnay, looking north towards Table Mountain shrouded in a plume of ethereal clouds; I cannot quite believe the expense that Venuing has gone to too bring you coverage of this years fabled World … Continue reading

2010 World Cup Preview: Vol. 1 – Mags Barmy Army reports from South Africa!

Many of you sports frenzied individuals will, or should, be aware of a certain little soiree taking place in southern Africa starting next week. Some of you will be all clued up, some of you will be completely in the dark. Some of you will be familiar with your Drogba’s, your Rooney’s, your off side … Continue reading

World Cup Pre-Preview

For those of you who don’t know, the World Cup is this year, and no that isn’t a beer pong tournament or a joxygen show down. It’s the grandest stage of competition for soccer, a sport aptly referred to as “football” outside of the U-S-of-A. If all of this is news to you, then I … Continue reading

Landon Donovan: Who He Is and Why You Should Give a Damn

This year Landon Donovan was named the 50th greatest player in the world of soccer (ever) in the year 2010. [[Editors note: that’s pronounced “twenty-ten”, capice?]] After dominating America’s MLS (or the Bush Leagues), Donovan failed to make any real impact during his brief visits to the topflight German leagues. But in his latest stint … Continue reading

'Saturday/Saturday' English Premiership Football Predictions: MagsBarmyArmy Reports!

Big shout out and tasty props to Sachin Tendulkar this week and his achievement within the cultured confines of the gentrified game of Cricket. Yeah, cricket: once described by dear Kobe Bryant as the game where you ”run between the poles?” Our Kobe isn’t the smartest lad: they are wickets mate, wickets; not poles! Being … Continue reading

It’s kinda like what Jay Leno does, except I’m laughing – Meditations on “KAKA”

What is life without the pursuit of the puerile? One of my favorite soccer—ahem—fútbol players is a Brazilian man whose birth name is Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite. Said man is more commonly known as Kaká in the world of soccer. Kaká, as I’ve come to understand, is a Portuguese term of endearment for one … Continue reading

Saturday/Saturday (err, on Wednesday)…Mags’ Barmy Army – World Football Recap!!!

T’was a beautiful sunny day last Saturday in Ye Olde New Yorke City, and I spent it inside a wonderous watering hole; blinds drawn, commentary cranked, pint in hand; watching the Yorkshire Whites in the 4th Round of the FA Cup. Leeds opponents: Spurs. It was a tense and dramatic game in which we came into our … Continue reading

Africa Nations Cup Roundup! – Mags’ Barmy Army recaps!

Unpredictable. In a nutshell, that is the African Cup of Nations first week diagnosis; that and of course tragic. The results have caused some eyebrows to be raised, with the some of the supposed stronger countries not playing to their usual standard. But first let us take a moment to focus on the tragic and … Continue reading